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Adult Programs Summer Registration:  May 13, 2020
10 AM Residents, 1 PM Non-Residents

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*NEW! Just added!* Clay Vessels

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Jennifer Hill
Tuesday, 10 am - 1 pm
Spring 3: 4/14 - 5/19
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
Explore ways of making ceramic vessels for a wide range of uses. Students new to clay will learn how to build a strong foundation in forming vessels. Experience students will refine their skills and progress to their personal next level. All skill levels are welcome. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Beginners & Beyond

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Robin Gary
Tuesday, 6 - 9 pm
Spring 1: 1/7 - 2/11
Spring 2: 2/25 - 3/31
Spring 3: 4/14 - 5/19
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
Explore different hand-building techniques for sculpting such as slab, pinch, and coil, or take a spin at the potter’s wheel centering, pulling, and shaping your clay. Instructor will also cover nonfunctional and figurative forms as well as surface techniques. All skill levels are welcome. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Between Form and Function

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Jennifer Hill
Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm
Spring 2: 2/26 - 4/1
Resident: $117, Non-Resident: $133
Try throwing on the pottery wheel, experiment with handbuilding, and finish your work with surface design and glaze. This class covers the whole ceramic process and our expert knowledge with chemistry and glaze will help your work shine. All skill levels are welcome. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Classic Clay

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Hallie Schafer
Thursday, 6 - 9 pm
Spring 1: 1/9 - 2/13
Spring 2: 2/27 - 4/2
Spring 3: 4/16 - 5/21
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
Have fun and explore both wheel and hand-building techniques perfect for sculptural and small figurative work, along with functional pottery. Students will learn how to imprint textures onto the clay, practice surface carving, and will be introduced to a variety of glazing techniques. Suggestions for projects provided, all skill levels. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Clay and Play

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Morghan Gray
Thursday, 10 am - 1 pm
Spring 1: 1/9 - 2/13
Spring 2: 2/27 - 4/2
Spring 3: 4/16 - 5/21
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create handbuilt work you will be proud of. We will design unique surface decorations and use beautiful glazes to add color and pizzazz to your work. All skill levels are encouraged to play with clay. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Clay Your Way

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Ryan McKerley
Wednesday, 1 - 4 pm
Spring 1: 1/8 - 2/12
Spring 2: 2/26 - 4/1
Spring 2: 4/15 - 5/20
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
Spend the afternoon with nationally recognized clay artist, Ryan McKerley. This class will cover throwing on the pottery wheel, hand-building, surface decoration, and Ryan’s trademark water carving. All skill levels welcome. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Contemporary Clay

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Robin Gary
Monday, 6 - 9 pm
Spring 1: 1/6 - 2/10 (Skip 1/20)*
Spring 2: 2/24 - 3/30
Spring 3: 4/13 - 5/18
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
*Resident: $117, Non-Resident: $133
This all levels course combines throwing and hand-building techniques to create unique pieces. The class will explore construction methods to throw bottomless, oval, carve, facet, and more. Looking at examples of contemporary ceramics; each participant will develop a rich surface design using any combination of slip, wax, and glaze. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Intermediate Clay

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Jennifer Hill
Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm
Spring 1: 1/8 - 2/12
Spring 3: 4/15 - 5/20
Resident: $140, Non-Resident: $160
For students who have taken at least one adult ceramics class. Expand on your previous clay experience with next-level instruction that will increase and refine your skills. Wheel throwers must be comfortable with centering and creating basic forms; handbuilders must have knowledge of at least one classic handbuilding technique before registering for this class. Requires purchasing own supplies, see supply list on the website.
Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


Independent Ceramic Study

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Studio Assistant

Monday, 10 am - 2 pm
Spring 1: 1/6 - 2/10 (Skip 1/20)*
Spring 2: 2/24 - 3/30
Spring 3: 4/13 - 5/18
Resident: $101, Non-Resident: $119
*Resident: $84, Non-Resident: $99

Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm
Spring 1: 1/8 - 2/12
Spring 2: 2/26 - 4/1 (Skip 11/27)*
Spring 3: 4/15 - 5/20
Resident: $76, Non-Resident: $89

Friday, 10 am - 2 pm
Spring 1: 1/10 - 2/14
Spring 2: 2/28 - 4/3
Spring 3: 4/17 - 5/22
Resident: $101, Non-Resident: $119

Independent study is available for advanced students that are completely self-guided and don't need instruction, or create production work. All students (new, current, or returning after 2 years or more) must notify DAC staff of intent to apply by filling out the application form and signing up for a six-week evaluation period with a Dougherty Arts Center instructor. Students must demonstrate skilled knowledge while taking a six-week session to be considered for approval. Please read the studio policies before registering. This course requires students to purchase their own supplies. Minimum 6, Limit 12
Held in Clay Studio


 

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Adult programs require full payment at the time of registration. Students ages 15-17 may register with Arts School Supervisor permission. Questions? Call 512-974-4040